McHarrie LifeTimes Spring/Summer 2018

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A Health and Wellness Magazine of McHarrie Life Senior Community


5 Myths About Exercise & Aging

Jim O’Neill of Sage Court

Tips & Tricks

McHarrie Towne Residents Love to Keep Moving!

To Help You Look & Feel Younger

Enjoy Fresh Meals In a Jar

Love a Day o t al m i n A eep the Doctor Away

K An Can

An estimated 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. Seniors are especially vulnerable because their personal information is often shared with medical professionals, caregivers and other people who may provide services to them in their homes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they started sending out new Medicare cards in April 2018. This change was mandated by Congress to help protect citizens from identity theft and fraud. McHarrie

Independent With these new security measures, scammers will try to take advantage of unsuspecting Medicare recipients. It is important to remain cautious if someone comes to your door or calls you stating that they are representing M c H a rMedicare. r i e P l Please a c e do Health & Rehabilitation not share your personal information or social security Center number with someone who claims to represent Medicare. The receipt of your new card is automatic, and no action is necessary on your part to obtain it.



McHarrie Place

Health & Rehabilitation Center

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McHarrie Pointe Assisted Living Residence

Admissions: 315-638-2525

McHarrie Life

It’s expected that New York State residents will receive their F o u n d a t i o n cards in June 2018. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Admissions: 315-638-2521

Sage Court

Memory Care @ McHarrie Pointe Admissions: 315-638-2525


Destroy your old Medicare card after you receive your new one.


Your new Medicare number is unique, and is no longer your social security number.

M c H a r r i e To w n e


Your new card is paper making it easier for your providers to use and copy.

Admissions: 315-638-1172


Your doctor knows that new cards are coming and will ask you for it when you need care.


If you forget your new card, you, your doctor or other healthcare provider may be able to look up your Medicare number online.


Independent Living

To request information about our programs,

McHarri M c H a r r i e P l aplease c e call 315-638-2521 or visit our website

Health & Rehabilitation at Center LifeTimes is a publication of McHarrie Life

If you don’t get your new Medicare card by April 2019, call 1-800-MEDICARE. (1-800-633-4227) TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

Have a safe, happy and healthy summer…

Mark Murphy, CEO

Assisted Resid

Senior Community 7740 Meigs Road McHarrie Life Baldwinsville, New York 13027 Foundation 315-638-2521 LifeTimes Editor: Kelly O’Neill-Rossi Director, Development & Marketing If you would like to add/remove your mailing address information, please email


McHarrie Life Senior Community is a not-for-profit organization that offers a continuum of healthcare programs and services for older adults including; independent living at McHarrie Towne, assisted living and memory care at McHarrie Pointe, and short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care at McHarrie Place. All programs and services are conveniently located at 7740 Meigs Road in Baldwinsville, New York.

Don’t Spoil Your Picnic The Center for Disease Control estimates that roughly 48 million people get food poisoning each year. Subsequently, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from food borne diseases annually. To keep your family safe, especially during the hot summer months, follow the guidelines below to ensure a healthy picnic for all.

1. Never leave perishable food out for more than two hours, or one hour if the outside temperature is 90 degrees or higher. 2. Store cold food at 40 degrees or lower, and hot food at 140 degrees or above. 3. Keep separate ice coolers for food and drinks. This helps keep

perishable food cold without the constant opening and closing of the cooler for beverages.

4. Keep food in small containers instead of serving in one big bowl to prevent spoilage. 5. To prevent cross contamination, make sure to wrap raw meat,

poultry and seafood securely in your cooler. This keeps their juices from contaminating your other prepared/cooked foods and fresh produce.

6. Avoid making foods containing mayonnaise, cream cheese, cot-

tage cheese or sour cream. Stick with tomato-based, vinegar or citrus-based ingredients for salads and dips. The high acid levels keep bacteria growth down.

7. Never reuse a platter or cooking utensil that touched raw meat. 8. Make sure to wash your hands before serving your picnic food. If you don’t have access to soap and water, bring disposable towelettes.

9. Throw out any food left out for over an hour.


Don’t Spoil Your Picnic


Five Myths About Exercise and Aging


Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, How Can I Look Younger Than Thou?





Look and Feel Younger—An Anti-Aging Guide For Men Striding and Thriving at Age 83



An Animal To Love a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away

Fred Fuess: A Generous Man Enjoy Fresh Meals In a Jar


McHarrie Towne Residents Love To Keep Moving!

Back Cover

Volunteer Appreciation








About Exercise & Aging

Lori Crawford— PTA, Director of Rehabilitative Services, Syracuse Home

“Many of our patients do not have a regular exercise regime at home which often leads to decreased function, mobility, balance and strength which can ultimately result in falls. Last year, we helped over 500 people successfully return home after completing short-term rehabilitation at Syracuse Home. We help people of all ages recover from heart surgery, knee and hip replacement, stroke, injury and other illnesses by incorporating appropriate exercise/strengthening into their daily therapy sessions along with education on the importance of continuing these exercises to maintain their level of function when they return home. Remarkably, many of our patients who had never before done regular strength training exercises until they were in need of short-term rehabilitation actually felt stronger and more confident after completing our program. We often see a high level of optimism and dedication in following their home care plan upon discharge, and many people go on to make strength training and exercise part of their everyday lives long after they have healed from their surgery or illness.” If you or someone you know is in need of short-term rehabilitation, please contact our admissions department at 315-638-2521.

I’m too old to start exercising now. You are never too old to exercise. If you’ve never exercised before, talk to your doctor about any restrictions you may have, and what kind of exercise he/she recommends to start.

Exercise is a fall risk for me. Regular strengthening and stretching routines help to prevent bone loss, improve your balance, and actually reduce your risk of falls.

There’s no point. Exercise won’t benefit me at my age. Regular physical exercise can lessen the severity of your current ailments, help stave off many diseases, and increase your chances to live a long and healthy life. Not only will you feel and look younger but you will also lower your risk of a variety of conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, certain cancers, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Older people should rest, not exercise. A sedentary lifestyle is not good for most people regardless of their age. Inactivity makes it increasingly difficult to perform everyday activities like dressing, bathing, preparing meals and cleaning.

I’m in a wheelchair, there’s nothing I can do. There are many exercises for those with physical limitations such as stretching, light weight training, chair aerobics, yoga, and Tai Chi that help improve muscle tone, flexibility, range of motion, and cardiovascular health. Many public swimming pools offer access to wheelchair users and adaptive exercise programs.



Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Can I Look Younger Than Thou?

Tips and Tricks



ost of us know that the best way to protect our skin from premature aging is to use daily sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, wear a hat, and limit our exposure to the sun but what kinds of changes can we make in our everyday lives to really look younger? Chances are, if you know someone who looks remark­ably young for their age, they are most likely of average weight, exercise daily, eat well, get adequate rest, and don’t smoke. Aside from what we know we should do, what are the secrets of people who look incredibly young based on their beauty routines, personal style and lifetime habits? What can you do to reap the benefits of a more youthful appearance without cosmetic surgery?

1. Limit use of heat tools on your hair—they tend to dry out and damage your hair after prolonged use. 2. Remember your hands tell your story—Moisturize your hands every day with a lotion that contains sunscreen to help keep them moist, supple and youthful. 3. Get a Manicure—Hands look more attractive and youthful when your nails are trimmed, buff and shiny. 4. Keep your head up—If you spend a lot of time on your cell phone, consider this… staring down for long periods of time deepens wrinkles in your neck. 5. Watch the salt—A diet high in sodium can make your body retain fluid and create bags under your eyes. Sleep on your back, with your head slightly elevated to help prevent under eye puffiness. 6. Cherish those pearly whites—Avoid foods that stain your teeth like barbeque and soy sauces, and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine and cola.



7. Cut your bangs—see your hairdresser for a trendy bang cut that can hide forehead wrinkles and update your hairstyle. 8. Keep grays in check—and if possible, add highlights to your hair and use high quality hair products for a more youthful, shiny mane. 9. Embrace silicone skin care products—Primers and serums that contain silicone temporarily fill in fine lines. 10. Bat those eyelashes—Curl your lashes, and double up on mascara to make your eyes pop. If your lashes and brows are thin, see your doctor about prescription strength serums designed to help promote eyelash and eyebrow growth. 11. Stay neutral with eye makeup—Avoid matte colors that can draw attention to creases in your eyelids. 12. Switch from full color lipstick to light pink or rose gloss—Shiny colors make lips look younger and fuller. 13. Lightly Fill in Your Eyebrows—A filled brow line can take years off of your age. 14. Get a pedicure once a month—Beautifully maintained feet will stand out just as much as well-manicured hands. If you can’t visit the salon, exfoliate your feet once a week with a good foot scrub. 15. Wear the clothing you love—and never let anyone dull your sparkle. Avoid reading fashion magazines that tell you what clothing is appropriate for your age. Wear what makes you feel the happiest, most beautiful and comfortable. 16. Smile, laugh and appreciate your life—People with a positive outlook who smile and see the best in themselves and others will always look younger than those who frown, grumble and complain.


Visit your local Sephora or Ulta beauty store to learn more about the latest skin and hair care products. Staff members are always available to answer your questions and help you find products that best fit your needs. There are also opportunities to test products in the store and schedule makeovers. Both stores have excellent product return policies. If you are unsure about purchasing a product, read customer reviews about it first online. There is a plethora of reviews to read from customers who share their personal experiences about a product. You Tube also offers thousands of beauty “How To” video tutorials to help you learn how to apply makeup, style your hair, and so much more.





ould you like to look young for your age? Most of us would eagerly reply, yes, right? We already know the basics, like how important it is for our health to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink water, sleep well, don’t smoke, drink in moderation, and maintain an average weight but what else can we do to take years off of our appearance without breaking the bank? Consider the tips below and you’ll be on your way to a more youthful looking you… STAND STRAIGHT AND TALL—Avoid slouching your shoulders, or walking with

your head down. Your posture speaks volumes about your perceived age. SAY GOODBYE FOREVER TO THE INFAMOUS COMB OVER—Consider cutting

your thinning hair short or shaving it completely. Embrace your new style by keeping it trimmed. A CLEAN SHAVE RULES—It makes you look younger vs. donning a moustache

or beard. HAIR COLOR IS AN OPTION—If you really don’t like your gray hair, believe it or

not, more men today color their hair than ever before. You can either visit a salon or color it at home. Ideally, a professional stylist will do the best job to subtly color your hair for the most natural look. PUMP SOME IRON—Regular weight training can greatly impact your mus-

cle tone, improve your posture, help you maintain a healthy weight and make you look incredibly young. WAX OR TRIM YOUR EYEBROWS, EAR, NOSE AND CHEST HAIR—It does make a huge difference

in your appearance. LEATHERY SKIN ISN’T IN—

So make sure to wear daily SPF 30 sunscreen on your face and body. Don’t forget your head and ears, too.




Moisturize your face daily, and exfoliate your skin once a week. MANI’S AND PEDI’S AREN’T JUST FOR WOMEN ANYMORE—People do notice your hands and

feet, especially if your hands are rough, or your nails are unkempt so consider treating yourself to a manicure and/or pedicure. YOUR GLASSES CAN MAKE YOU LOOK OLDER—Wearing trendy frames can take years

off of your age. Consult with your eye care specialist to choose a frame that best fits your face and style. CLOTHING MATTERS—Well-fitted, well-made

clothes are more youthful looking than baggy, ill-fitting ones. SELF-PERCEPTION—You are what you think.

Consider how you speak, what you say and how you act around others. Most people are naturally drawn to those who smile, laugh, listen, have a great sense of humor, are goodnatured and fun. Chronic complainers and naysayers don’t typically emanate positive energy or appear youthful to those around them.




Jim O’Neill thoroughly enjoys his active lifestyle at Sage Court. COVER PHOTO BY CHUCK WAINWRIGHT


Jim on Staff member Felicia Briggs joins e arri his morning walk around the McH Life campus.


s a resident of Sage Court Memory Care Program at McHarrie Pointe, Jim embraces the many activities he once enjoyed while living at home. “I participate in all of the exercise classes, and attend all musical events and dance performances,” he says. He is also an avid Syracuse University basketball fan who enjoys attending games with his family. Jim walks at least two miles every day. “I’ve been an avid walker my entire life. My mother, father and wife were also lifetime walkers,” he says. Sage Court is located on 144 acres of beautiful land that offers many outdoor walking opportunities. “Our staff members love accompanying Jim on his daily walk. He is such a wonderful, kind-hearted, genuine person who is loved by us all,” says JoAnn Proietta-St. Amour, Activities Director at McHarrie Pointe.



Last year, Jim and his daughters’ chose Sage Court as his new home after he experienced some serious health concerns. “They thought this program would be the best fit for me, and I agreed,” he says. Jim was married for over 50 years to his wife, Penny. They raised their children in Liverpool, New York. Penny stayed at home while the children were young then started working again when they were older. “I graduated from Le Moyne College with a degree in Finance and began working at Emkay Candles in 1960. The company was founded by my mother’s family in 1925. We worked really hard—often seven days a week. I was employed with the company for 40 years and held various positions in commercial sales and finance. My last ten years at Emkay I held the position of president until my retirement,” he says. After retiring, Jim and Penny spent the next 15 years dividing






their time between their home in the Adirondacks and The Villages in Florida. Jim enjoyed golfing while Penny loved playing tennis and kayaking. “We had our independent interests and it worked really well for us. She loved to read, and I would wait for her at a nearby park while she shopped at the book store. We would always meet at our favorite pizza place in the Villages afterwards,” says Jim. Sadly, Penny died unexpected three years ago at the age of 71. Family had always been the most important part of their lives, and they both thoroughly enjoyed spending time with their very large and extended family including children and grandchildren. Jim remains dedicated to his famPROVIDED

ily and is busy atten­ding many extracurricular activ­ities of his grandchildren including; wrestling matches, concerts, bowling tournaments, pool vaulting and diving competitions. Nearly every week, Jim goes to the movie theater with his daughter, Stacey and 14 year-old grandson, Billy. “He picks the movie, and there certainly have been a few crazy ones! It doesn’t matter to me what movie we see, I just enjoy spending the time with them. Grandpa just goes along for the ride,” he says with a smile. His granddaughter Kelley takes him with her while she runs errands and his granddaughter, Mary is looking forward to showing him her horse at the barn. His grandsons Ryan and Justin (from PA) are planning a visit to celebrate his upcoming birthday.

When asked what he likes the most about living at Sage Court, he responds, “The people here are very nice to me. I really love my nurses. They take really good care of me, and I have a lot of fun kidding around with them. This is a great place for me, and I’ve made a lot of new friends.”

If you would like to learn more about Sage Court Memory Care at McHarrie Pointe, please contact Maggie Reap, Director of Residential Services at 315-638-2525.


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Improvement to Your Mental Health


1. The stress hormone, cortisol, lowers and your

f you have ever shared your home with a pet, it’s likely you have experienced the love, happiness and companionship they can bring to your life but did you know that they also may help you live longer? According to the American Heart Association, studies show a connection between pet ownership and improved health. Those who owned pets were also most likely to survive heart attacks than non-pet owners. Overall, pets can give you a sense of purpose, responsibility and unconditional love. Other benefits to your health include;

“feel good” hormone, serotonin, naturally increases.

2. Spending time with your beloved pet helps to release negative emotions.

3. Pet ownership encourages you to have a social connection with other pet owners.

Heart Healthy Advantages

1. Your pet can help lower your blood pressure,

heart rate, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

2. According to a study by Harvard Health, owning

a dog encourages you to get more physical activity than if you did not own one.

3. Dogs often create a “calming effect” on

owners, helping to reduce their feelings of stress and anxiety.

Promotes Exercise

1. Pets are great workout motivators. 2. A recent study showed how dog owners walked 3. Walking your dog strengthens your bones KELLY O’NEILL-ROSSI

and muscles.

4. When your cat stretches, take it as a cue to stretch your muscles, too.

Alert System

1. Certain dog breeds are trained to help people with physical limitations.

2. Specially trained dogs can pick up chemical scents that detect drops in blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

3. There are dogs that can detect when a person is going to have a seizure and warn them.


300 minutes a week on average vs. just 168 minutes per week for non-dog owners.




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he Pet Therapy Program at McHarrie Life is very popular among residents. Syracuse Home Activities Director Rita Nadzan owns six-year-old “Elvis” her beloved dog who comes in every week to bring happiness to the lives of our residents and staff.



“It’s hard to imagine life here without Elvis and our menagerie of therapy dogs, cats and parrot, Ruby. Our residents purposely work their way to find and visit our fur and feathered friends. Elvis promotes communication and interaction every day. He sits, stays and waits for residents to greet him. He is calming—and obediently sits on laps, chairs or bedsides so residents can pet him with ease. Other times, Elvis plays the comedian—causing spontaneous outbursts of laughter among staff and residents with his tricks! Elvis always makes people smile!”


—Rita Nadzan, Activities Director at Syracuse Home



A Generous Man Enriching the Lives of McHarrie Life’s Residents By: Audrey Gibbs, Director of Philanthropy


rederick W. Fuess, III and Mary Eleanor Gates Slye were born in Baldwinsville, both attended Baldwinsville Academy, and for nearly 60 years, their paths continued to cross. Fred grew up at 73 Oswego Street until his senior year of high school. That’s when his family


A Donor Who Brings Giving To Life… through his extreme generosity Fred has made McHarrie Life Foundation the beneficiary of his IRA. Additionally, he has the annual required minimum distribution from the same IRA automatically transferred to the Foundation as an annual gift. Like other donors who actively support resident care, Fred realizes that government funding does not cover the cost of care McHarrie Life provides in the skilled nursing setting. It is our amazing donors, like Fred, who help support resident activities and programs, continuing education for staff and improvements to the campus. AUDREY C. GIBBS

bike to her farm and helped her family with chores. Upon graduation, Fred attend­ ed Morrisville for two years, then Cornell for his BSEd degree. He then taught at West Leyden High School, spent two years in the US Army as a Food Inspector, and earned an MSEd from Cornell. He returned to Morrisville for five years and then left to earn a Ph.D. from Michigan State. Dr. Fuess served as an Agronomy Professor (the study of crops and soil) at Illi­nois State from 1963 to 1991. Summers, while not teaching, Fred enjoyed refinishing furniture which grew into a bustling antiques business. At one show a 60 foot tent was required! During the many years Fred’s parents owned the property that is now Beaver Lake, his mother often hosted parties at their home, River­bend Manor on route 370. Lots of kids attended. On one occasion his mother invited a new young man in town named, Gordon Slye. Fred gave Gordon and Mary Eleanor a ride home, but Gordon walked Mary Eleanor to the door. Fred jokes that he’s not sure what happened on the way to the door! Gordon and Mary Eleanor married in 1950 and remained so until Gordon died in 1999. Mary Eleanor has 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two on the way. All have ac-


Another legacy gift…starting a forest from seedlings Fred has planted 30 Evergreen trees and numerous perennials on the hill behind their home at McHarrie Towne. An accomplished gardener, Fred continues to cultivate a meadow for all to enjoy.

moved to what was then known as the Vann estate. A large home and land that stretched from the Seneca River to the north end of Mud (now Beaver) Lake. Fred and Mary Eleanor dated in high school. While Fred was growing up on Oswego Street, he would carry Mary Eleanor’s books to the school bus. He also rode his




cepted Fred with open arms and call him “Terry”, a family nickname. Fred married his first wife, Marilyn Baust in 1952. They had a son and a daughter. He has two grandchildren and is extremely proud to be atten­ding his granddaughter’s graduation this spring in Texas when she earns her Ph.D. With Marilyn, Mary Eleanor, or for academic pursuits, Fred is well traveled. He has been to all 50 states, most of the Canadian Province’s; Central and South America (on a cruise stop), Japan and China (he led a group of ISU faculty on a month long tour of China), has toured most of Europe, when he led three groups of ISU students on a month (each) student exchange, and a plane stop in Iceland. While Fred had moved on to college and a career he credits his


Mary Eleanor and Fred in their home at McHarrie Towne

mother for her tremendous effort to protect Mud Lake. Fred’s Father, an attorney in Syracuse, died at the age of 49. His Mother managed the property, preserving the lake, keeping hunters away, recognizing the natural beauty, nesting area for wildlife, flora and fauna of the area. The only person allowed to fish the lake was Mary Eleanor’s grandfather. He was granted life use to do so. Eventually Mrs. Fuess sold (and partially gifted) the property to Onondaga County as a protected wildlife and nature preserve; Beaver Lake as we know it today. Fred’s sister stayed in touch with Mary Eleanor throughout the years. When Fred retired, partially to Florida, but still residing in Illi­nois, his sister informed him that Mary Eleanor had become widowed, a second time. One day later Fred contacted Mary Eleanor. He was returning to central New York for a reunion at Morrisville; he invited Mary Eleanor to go. It turned into a day trip with the couple ordering the same food, and discovering butter pecan is their shared favorite flavor ice cream; the rest as they say is history. After a bit of traveling to Illinois, Florida and taking the Queen Mary to England, the couple married on June 30, 2005.

Gifts through IRA-at age 70½ you must start taking withdrawals from IRA’s. Please consider using the cash to make charitable donations. Set up annual payments to come directly from your IRA to McHarrie Life Foundation or name McHarrie Life Foundation as beneficiary of your IRA. For a confidential conversation on how to make a low cost, high impact legacy gift with tax advantages, contact Director of Philanthropy, Audrey Gibbs at 315-6382521. How will you be remembered? Let’s talk about your Legacy.



Enjoy Fresh Meals in Did you know? The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by 26 year-old tinsmith John L. Mason from New Jersey. His invention paved the way for safer preservation of food. Today, Mason jars are used hundreds of ways—from storing spices, dry goods, and utensils to decorating holiday tables. Another increasingly popular use of a mason jar is for a “Mason Jar Salad.” It’s a fun and unique way to arrange and store a delicious meal, especially for those who are busy and onthe-go.

If you’ve never made a mason jar salad before, give it a try!

Chicken Bacon Ranc SERVES: 4 (quart-size) Wide-mouth Mason Jars GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

INGREDIENTS: ¾ cup Ranch dressing (homemade or any other personal favorite) 1 to 1½ cups cooked, diced chicken ¾ cup cooked, coarsely chopped bacon 1 avocado, diced 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce or other mixed greens, plus additional as needed


a Jar Pesto Mason Jar Salad SERVES: 6 Mason Jars INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. box of spiral pasta 1 cup of prepared or fresh pesto sauce 1 small red onion, chopped ½ cup pine nuts (optional) Fresh basil NOTE: If you would like to make this more of a meal, add grilled chicken and some cherry tomatoes. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Boil your pasta according to the package. Meanwhile, chop your onion. 2. Combine pasta, pesto, pine nuts, and onion. Toss together and place in refrigerator to cool. 3. Layer chicken first, pasta salad then tomatoes in the jar. 4. Garnish with a little parmesan cheese and basil. Place lid on and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

h Mason Jar Salad INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Place 2–3 tablespoons of the dressing at the bottom of each jar. 2. Divide remaining ingredients among the jars, layering in the following order: chicken, bacon, avocado, cheese, lettuce. Twist on the top to seal your salads and refrigerate until ready to serve. NOTE: The trick to keeping everything fresh (without browning on the avocado) is to pack the jar as tightly as possible. Keep adding lettuce to the top and really pack it down until you absolutely cannot squeeze any more inside, then seal the lid.

Mixed Berry Balsamic Mason Jar Salad


This salad is packed with leftover chicken, mixed berries, feta cheese, and arugula, with a mixed berry balsamic vinaigrette. It's a fresh and delicious summer salad. SERVES: 1 Mason Jar Sa lad INGREDIENTS: For the dressing: 1 cup mixed berries (Consi der equal parts blackberries, blueberries, and cho pped strawberries) ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste For the salad: A large mason jar 2–3 tablespoons dressing ½ cup cubed leftover chicke n ½ cup mixed berries 2–3 tablespoons feta che ese ½–1 cup arugula INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Place the berries, balsa mic vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, mustard, sal t and pepper (to taste) in a blender or food processor and process until fairly smooth. With the machine running, add the olive oil through the feed tube and process until the dressing reaches the desire d consistency. Taste and add the desired amou nt of salt and pepper. Set aside. 2. Layer the salad: Place the dressing in the bottom of the mason jar followed by the chicken, mixed berries, feta cheese, and arugula. Place the lid on and store in the refrige rator until ready to eat. Mix the salad with a fork, and enjoy! NOTE: If you want your dre ssing really smooth, run it through a fine mesh str ainer. You'll have plenty of dressing for multiple salad s. Dressing will keep in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 da ys.

McHarrie Towne Residents




By Janet D. Altwarg, Director, McHarrie Towne


t is one of our favorite mottos at McHarrie Towne. We pride ourselves in offering a variety of classes (year-round) that help our residents keep moving! Some of our residents enjoy exercising at our local YMCA or taking advantage of nearby Beaver Lake and its many offerings. Many of our residents enjoy staying right here at McHarrie Towne Center and utilizing the numerous exercise choices available.


This bi-monthly 60 minute class is led by a certified instructor. The class is spent using a chair to stretch, strengthen and balance your body while calming your mind and deepening your breath.

STRENGTHENING & STRETCHING Several times a week, a group gathers for a 20-minute workout. You can use arm and ankle weights in a series of seated and standing exercises.



Love to Keep Moving!




A weekly hour long class led by an experienced instructor that utilizes both mind and body to learn and have fun with the dance steps! This program offers a full body workout, and the opportunity to socialize with others.


Players use a program on the large screen TV as well as a hand-held remote. Just like “real” bowling, you try to knock down as many pins as you can. Good for upper body strength and lots of fun!


During the nice weather, we have a Stroll Club that walks around McHarrie Towne. It’s a great opportunity to chat with one another, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Tai Chi is a soft and gentle exercise practiced for its health benefits and stress relief.


There are a number of machines available to use including a treadmill, stationary bikes, universal gym & free weights to help you create your own workout program.

There really is something for everyone at every level of ability. We’re always open to new ideas or suggestions for ways to keep moving! Please give us a call at 315-638-1172 if you have an idea or class offering that you feel our McHarrie Towne residents would enjoy.






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